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Nine of the best push Ireland within a result of promotion

Nine of the best push Ireland within a result of promotion

July 18, 2014 | 613 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-21 men moved within a point of promotion to the top tier of European Junior hockey as they swept aside Italy 9-2 in Portugal.

Moreira equaliser earns battling hosts Irish draw

Moreira equaliser earns battling hosts Irish draw

July 16, 2014 | 337 views | Leave a comment

With progression assured, Ireland’s Under-21 men needed victory to get their promotion pool up and running with three points for a win but they came up against a feisty hosting Portugal side who snatched a late draw.

Beatty equaliser sees Ireland into promotion pool

Beatty equaliser sees Ireland into promotion pool

July 16, 2014 | 293 views | Leave a comment

Coach David Passmore praised his side’s ability to dig deep as Ireland twice came from behind to grab the draw they needed to progress to the winner’s pool in the women’s EuroHockey Junior Championships II and now have a two in three chance of promotion to the top tier.

Early setback fails to throw Irish U-21 men as final four progress assured

Early setback fails to throw Irish U-21 men as final four progress assured

July 16, 2014 | 597 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s Under-21 men are through to play in the final four promotion group in Lousada, Portugal as they bounced back from a sticky first half to run out big winners for the second day running.

Brown’s hat trick puts Ireland in seventh heaven

Brown’s hat trick puts Ireland in seventh heaven

July 16, 2014 | 442 views | Leave a comment

Chloe Brown’s hat trick has put Ireland in a strong position to progress to the promotion pool as they eventually broke down a defensive-minded Lithuania in their opening European tie in Vienna.

Burns’ double underpins assured start to U-21 Euros

Burns’ double underpins assured start to U-21 Euros

July 14, 2014 | 588 views | Leave a comment

Nick Burns led from the front as his pair of penalty corner goals saw Ireland’s Under-21 men start their European championship campaign in flying form with a 5-2 win over Russia in Lousada, Portugal.

Six wins from six for Irish Under-16 girls and boys

Six wins from six for Irish Under-16 girls and boys

July 6, 2014 | 829 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Under-16 girls and boys produced six comprehensive performances to end the weekend with a perfect record from their respective three-game series with Wales.

Irish U-16s share boys and girls spoils in Dundee

Irish U-16s share boys and girls spoils in Dundee

April 21, 2014 | 970 views | Leave a comment

Ireland shared both the boys and girls Under-16 three-game series in Dundee over the weekend, each side winning, drawing and losing one game a piece in front of good crowds in fine weather.

Irish U-18 boys and girls complete clean sweep

Irish U-18 boys and girls complete clean sweep

April 19, 2014 | 938 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 boys and girls completed clean sweeps against Scotland this week in Dublin with both running up three successive victories.

Germany prove too strong for Irish Under-21s

Germany prove too strong for Irish Under-21s

February 13, 2014 | 790 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s U-21s found Germany too clinical at Newtonabbey as they fell to a 5-1 loss, meaning that overall victory from the Four Nations tournament was beyond them after good performances against Scotland and England.

Shimmins nets twice for five-star Irish U-21 show

Shimmins nets twice for five-star Irish U-21 show

February 11, 2014 | 895 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-21s produced a controlled performance to sweep aside Scotland 5-1 in Johnny Caren’s first game in charge, starting their Four Nations campaign in style at a frosty Newtonabbey.

Seven UCD players named in Irish U-21 panel

Seven UCD players named in Irish U-21 panel

December 12, 2013 | 1,416 views | Leave a comment

A preliminary panel of 27 players has been named for the Irish U-21 men as their preparations begin for the 2014 European championships. They will play a four nations tournament in Mossley in February as part of their preparations

Ireland follow top nations to withdraw from U-16 Euros

Ireland follow top nations to withdraw from U-16 Euros

November 14, 2013 | 867 views | Leave a comment

With Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands following the lead of Germany and England in pulling out of the European U-16 championships, Ireland have followed suit and will not play next summer in the event

Penalty heartbreak as Russia relegate Ireland’s little green army

Penalty heartbreak as Russia relegate Ireland’s little green army

August 5, 2013 | 291 views |

For the second time in three games, Ireland were left with late heartbreak as Russia held their nerve to win a penalty shoot-out that saw the little green army relegated to the B division of European hockey.

Ireland face must-win Russia date after Belgium loss

Ireland face must-win Russia date after Belgium loss

August 3, 2013 | 227 views | Leave a comment

Ireland face a must-win tie against Russia on Sunday if they are to avoid relegation from the EuroHockey U-18 girls ‘A division’ as Belgium’s 4-1 win meant they retained their place at this level of competition.

Smooth transition the key aim for Irish underage programme

Smooth transition the key aim for Irish underage programme

August 2, 2013 | 478 views | Leave a comment

This weekend sees the culmination of two years building toward this classification weekend for coach Richie Malone, his coaching and management team; The Hook spoke to Malone, Mary Goode and Gerry Heaney about how they have prepared

Lardeur’s late rocket denies Irish semi-final slot

Lardeur’s late rocket denies Irish semi-final slot

August 1, 2013 | 484 views | Leave a comment

Ines Lardeur burst Ireland’s medal hopes with a penalty corner rocket three minutes from time to see France through to the semi-finals of the girls U-18 European championships in Belfield.

Classy Dutch see off Irish U-18s

Classy Dutch see off Irish U-18s

July 30, 2013 | 456 views | Leave a comment

Tournament favourites the Netherlands swept Ireland aside with a classy 6-0 win at Belfield this evening, making them the first confirmed EuroHockey U-18 girls youth championships semi-finalists.

Duncan double gets nervy Irish on the board

Duncan double gets nervy Irish on the board

July 29, 2013 | 363 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s U-18 girls showed a composed edge to eventually see off a resolute Wales to start their EuroHockey Youth Championships with a 5-0 win at Belfield.

Malone hopeful Ireland can push for podium

Malone hopeful Ireland can push for podium

July 28, 2013 | 328 views | Leave a comment

Irish U-18 coach Richie Malone says that while his side’s preparations have been limited in some respects, he says that his team is in great shape ahead of this week’s EuroHockey U-18 girls championships in Belfield.